NOR10 Norwegian Language for Foreign Students level I
This course is a beginners course in Norwegian and gives an introduction to the Norwegian language and culture. The course focuses on the everyday language and language use. In addition some topics from Norwegian culture will be presented.
On completion of the course the successful student
- Have knowledge about the Norwegian language and Norwegian grammar
- Have knowledge about the Norwegian culture and society
- Can talk about, and ask questions about everyday life
- Can talk about your plans for the future and what you have done
- Can read and understand short texts
- Can write short texts with a basic vocabulary
The course is focused on student-active learning. The lectures are a combination of presentations, group work and exercises, oral and written practice, as well as conversation classes. Oral exercise is a very important part of the course and active participation is a prerequisite.
Due to the corona situation, and the fact that not all students will be able to come to campus, the presentation of new material will also be available online, and there will be organised virtual practice groups.
This course is reserved for students with no or little prior knowledge of Norwegian language. Students with Norwegian, Norwegian as a second language, Swedish or Danish are not accepted to the course.
Requirements for course approval
There are five activities, and each is required for passing the course:
- Two individual written assignments
- Two grammar tests
- One oral activity
The activities will be given throughout the semester, and must be handed in by the appointed date (made public at the start of term).
All elements will be graded as pass/fail. All elements must be passed in the same teaching semester. As the assessment in this course by its nature cannot be re-examined, the grades awarded may not be appealed.
Grading: Pass / Fail
Compendium available at the learning platform (Canvas)
Texts and exercises handed out in class. (Also available on Canvas)
Norsk-engelsk / engelsk-norsk skoleordbok (Kunnskapsforlaget)
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
- Norwegian and English
Spring and autumn. Offered spring 2021 and autumn 2020
Note: This course description was formerly published with a disclaimer regarding potential changes to teaching methods, mandatory requirements and assessment. The course description has now been updated, and this is the final version.
Marianne van Baar, Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication.